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WORKERS IN the newsroom of the BBC's World Service have voted 66 percent in favour of a strike after management refused to negotiate over night shift working conditions.

A voice of resistance

JELENA SLJIVAR is a member of Otpor!, the student resistance movement that played a key role in overthrowing Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia. She will be speaking in colleges across Britain as part of a ...

Socialist Alliances

COUNCIL HOUSE repair workers in Birmingham have begun a battle over pay after the Labour-run council reneged on a 4.5 percent offer.

Protest and pickets

Protest and pickets

Cash will keep our voice loud

It is a heaven for a tiny minority, hell for the vast majority. My father has always voted Labour. He fought in the last war against the Nazis, worked hard all his life and brought up seven children.*...

-Action for union rights

FORTY PEOPLE attended the Waltham Forest London Socialist Alliance public meeting last week. Speakers included Mike Marqusee from the LSA and a campaigner from the local Parents Action Group against the privatisation of schools.

The bosses' plan to sell off a continent

The issue that nobody highlights is that businessmen are on the rampage, seeking to cut down the meagre obstacles that remain in their path. They love international agreements which escape democratic...

25,000 march

People travelled from as far away as Aberdeen and Plymouth to join the protest. A group of 21 young black and Asian students from west London had skipped school to come. The students on the demonstra...


SOME 150 low paid hospital workers at Stobhill in Glasgow walked out of work for three and half hours on Friday of last week.


NEATH AND Port Talbot college staff have won the pay rise owed to them thanks to direct action.

British Gypsum

MORE MEETINGS have taken place to organise opposition to Manchester City Council's plans to shut 14 local housing offices.

What next after the dictator runs away?

His departure is welcome news to the left, trade unionists and the poor. There is still a vital battle to be fought over which way the country goes. The coalition that got rid of Fujimori is made up ...

The great privatisation disaster

inside GLOBAL WARMING - PROFIT COMES BEFORE PLANET - page 5 Issues at the Nice summit - Plans to sell off a continent - pages 8 & 9 Israel allowed to murder - Page 4 Ford - LET'S START THE BATTLE page...

Still more tests

THE GOVERNMENT is subjecting children to yet more tests. The new tests for nine and 13 year olds are "optional"...

Torture by the British army

THE INQUIRY has restarted into the murder of 14 unarmed civil rights protesters by the British army in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1972...

Criminal record

DEATHS LINKED to police road chases have doubled over the last two years, with 22 people dying in road accidents over the last year.


POSTAL WORKERS at the Underwood Road depot in Paisley, near Glasgow, went back to work on Thursday of last week after a seven-day unofficial walkout succeeded in defending a suspended workmate...

Who is to blame for ruining the world

THE HUGE problems and disasters that humanity and our planet are facing at the beginning of the 21st century have led many people to question the way society is organised...

Defend Council Housing

CAMPAIGNERS against council house privatisation are launching intitiatives to build a major lobby of parliament in January...


THE COMMITTEE to Defend Asylum Seekers is encouraging supporters to organise Christmas parties for refugee families...

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